KUALA LUMPUR: What was supposed to have been a routine circumcision went disastrously wrong for a 10-year-old boy when the doctor accidentally sliced off the head of his penis. The incident occurred on Dec 20 at a clinic in Taman Cheras Utama at 8.15pm. It was learnt that the boy’s father had brought his son to the clinic for the surgery. However, during the surgery, the doctor, using a laser, inadvertently sliced off the glans (head) of the boy’s penis. The doctor informed the father of his mistake, and they then rushed the boy to the Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Doctors there then transferred the boy to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for him to undergo surgery to reattach the head of the penis. It is unknown at press time as to whether the reattachment surgery was a success. Upon advice, the boy’s father lodged a police report at the hospital. It is learnt that the clinic where the accident took place had been in operation for 15 years. The doctor in question has 21 years experience, and is a graduate of the University of Karachi, Pakistan. It is learnt that the clinic, however, is not registered under the Health Ministry. It is learnt that the doctor concerned had also lodged a police report and had admitted that it was an accident. Kajang police chief Assistant Commissioner Othman Nanyan confirmed the case.